Peter Cranko, Firoz Khan
This study was initiated at the request of the Department of Constitutional Development (DCD) which required recommendations on the promotion of municipal-community partnerships (MCPs) as an alternative service delivery option.
The study focuses on partnerships that help municipalities work with communities to provide quality facilities and services in equitable, efficient, and effective ways for the benefit of local residents. The objectives of the study were to:
- prepare a strategic agenda and an initial programme of action for DCD to promote the implementation of partnerships between municipalities and civil society organisations (CSOs);
- prepare proposals on priority sectors, geographical contexts and pilot projects for MCPs; and
- prepare proposals on engagement and consultation processes, and capacity building requirements.